It happened almost two decades ago, but I still remain proud of my freshman year dorm room decor. I wanted to cover the full wall with things that were important to me.
Between the Phantom Planet and The Royal Tenenbaums posters were pictures of friends from back home, cutouts of Jimmy Fallon and other Saturday Night Live alums, and postcards that I had found. It was a real masterpiece and was never able to be duplicated.
One of those reasons is that the second you hit adulthood, you don’t want an unframed poster hanging in your room anymore. Poster frames often cost money. And it’s not as important for me to have a room that reminds me of movies and bands I like.
My style these days has changed. And that’s completely normal.
I also have slightly more money to spend on better art. Art is truly what you make of it. You won’t like every piece, but some just stick with you. So making an art collage wall is something that has piqued my interest. It has the same aesthetic as my dorm room, but it won’t make me look like I’m 18.
There’s something great about the art collage wall. For one, nobody’s wall will look the same, so you still keep a sense of individuality. Secondly, the pictures are easy to rotate. Have a new piece you want to add? Do it, and it’ll change up the entire wall.
If you’re looking to get started, here are 10 inexpensive pieces of framed art that’ll make your art collage wall really pop.